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Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,262
Posted By Existence_Inc
Yep, and I sprayed mine with the Armour-All Spray...

Yep, and I sprayed mine with the Armour-All Spray Guarde. Turned out great. Have 4k on it since then and it still looks perfect.


My review and night pictures of the head-light guards (both) at...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,192
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have dropped my GS on all kinds of soft/rocky...

I have dropped my GS on all kinds of soft/rocky surfaces while riding off road. I have a few nicks on the cylinder heads from rocks and such poking through, so I too will be picking up some sort of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,993,726
Posted By Existence_Inc
Ouch! To be fair, it depends a lot more on the...

Ouch! To be fair, it depends a lot more on the rider than the bike, and the GS is quite capable, as are many other options. Yes, I'm a thirty-something who owns a GS. And if you think GS owners are...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,148
Posted By Existence_Inc
I don't take it to mean that your front brake...

I don't take it to mean that your front brake isn't being applied, but the rear will be on before and potentially after your front brake in engaged and may ONLY be the rear at low speeds (if my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,148
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have it on good authority that the fast wearing...

I have it on good authority that the fast wearing rear pads on the new GS models are actually a side effect of the ECU controlled linked braking system. According to my source (who has seen the ECU...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,160
Posted By Existence_Inc
:thumb ~Ex

:thumb

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,200
Posted By Existence_Inc
I picked up my '14 GSW right after the GSAW was...

I picked up my '14 GSW right after the GSAW was announced. I really liked the looks of the GSAW but I couldn't cope with the bulk. I also planned to ride my bike to places where it might fall down...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,751
Posted By Existence_Inc
The exhaust from the article is the full system....

The exhaust from the article is the full system. As I recall, there was a pretty decent power loss in the mid-range after the exhaust swap, and the author removed the Remus header and kept the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,160
Posted By Existence_Inc
Lots of great advice here. I did a 4,500 mile...

Lots of great advice here. I did a 4,500 mile trip on my (now sold) 675R. I had been doing back-to-back 500+ mile days well before the trip. One thing to keep in mind, a 6-700 mile day isn't too bad,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,135
Posted By Existence_Inc
For the bikes that I own or have owned: 2014...

For the bikes that I own or have owned:

2014 BMW R1200GS: 50MPG, (+\-1) under 80mph, no hard bags.

2012 Ducati SF848: 47MPG, always.

2011 Triumph Daytona 675R: 54MPG, (49mpg Low, 63mpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35,132
Views: 8,769,278
Posted By Existence_Inc
I hope not, I would love to see video of him...

I hope not, I would love to see video of him building his rig. :eek1

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 423,081
Posted By Existence_Inc
Don't fret. I don't have any problem with high...

Don't fret. I don't have any problem with high engine temps unless I am sitting in traffic in 90F+ temps, but then the fan comes on and cools the bike rapidly. I haven't had ANY issues with my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 888,926
Posted By Existence_Inc
They look like GlobeScout Racks to me. ~Ex

They look like GlobeScout Racks to me.

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 78,222
Posted By Existence_Inc
Bonneville SE: -The Seat, The Gel Seat both...

Bonneville SE:
-The Seat, The Gel Seat both suck. Great for about an hour, then you can't feel your legs.
-The Seat Bolts. Already mentioned.
-Stock Exhaust. Engineered to make the bike devoid of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35,132
Views: 8,769,278
Posted By Existence_Inc
I always heard it said "If you love your...

I always heard it said "If you love your motorcycle, let it go. If it comes back to you, you've probably high-sided." :dunno

~Ex
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,970
Posted By Existence_Inc
Put approximately 9,000mi on a set of PR3s on my...

Put approximately 9,000mi on a set of PR3s on my Daytona 675R, When I sold the bike, the rear tyre had another 3-4k left in it, and the front looked new. The mileage included a 4,500+ mile tour of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,853
Posted By Existence_Inc
1) Put the bike on the side stand and remove the...

1) Put the bike on the side stand and remove the left hand center stand pivot bolt (not the pivot). I use a very small socket.

2) Put the bike on the center stand and remove the right hand center...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,853
Posted By Existence_Inc
I have not, but it is pretty quick and easy to...

I have not, but it is pretty quick and easy to remove for oil changes. I find it a good time to scrape the mud off of the top side of the plate. It accumulates a lot of crap while riding off-road....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,148
Posted By Existence_Inc
From what I understand it isn't the load from the...

From what I understand it isn't the load from the cable that caused the discharge. Sometimes leaving things plugged-in can cause the CANbus system to stay ON, which drains the battery. I am extra...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,148
Posted By Existence_Inc
Battery Replacement Campaign

FYI: There is a "campaign" for battery replacement on certain GSs. Mine is an early 2014. I was told there is a possibility of a battery manufacturing defect, so they are replacing them for free. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 888,926
Posted By Existence_Inc
I was finally able to fit my R&G Shocktubes (a...

I was finally able to fit my R&G Shocktubes (a real PITA) and Reflective Decals.

Rear Shocktube:...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,793
Posted By Existence_Inc
UPDATE: The Glare Guard provided by Alt-Rider...

UPDATE: The Glare Guard provided by Alt-Rider worked well, but I didn't much care for the looks (and mine started to peel on the bottom). AltRider offered to send me a replacement, but for the time...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,641
Posted By Existence_Inc
ArmorAll Custom Shield is another alternative. I...

ArmorAll Custom Shield is another alternative. I used it to cover the small windshield on the GS-W. I didn't like the look of it when it was clear, so I fixed that problem. We'll see how well it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,829
Posted By Existence_Inc
Shure IEMs work perfectly for me. I have the...

Shure IEMs work perfectly for me. I have the SE-215s and SE-425s. With the added bonus of noise isolating foam tips to keep the wind noise to a minimum.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,853
Posted By Existence_Inc
Exactly. :deal ~Ex

Exactly. :deal

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 888,926
Posted By Existence_Inc
6,000 mile service: Oil, Filter, FD Oil, Brake...

6,000 mile service: Oil, Filter, FD Oil, Brake Fluid, Bolt Torque Inspection, Brake Pad Inspection, Tyre Inspection, Suspension Inspection. Then went for a 200 mile ride to check for leaks and loose...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 33,950
Posted By Existence_Inc
Jason, Any ETA on your next shipment? I'm...

Jason,
Any ETA on your next shipment? I'm trying to decide between these and the Bumot set you guys offer (black/black). Thanks.

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 888,926
Posted By Existence_Inc
I will miss this place when I finally move. So...

I will miss this place when I finally move. So much good riding.



Good on you! It may be a big, heavy bike, but it sure is fun off the pavement.

This was a test run for doing the NM section...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5,416
Views: 888,926
Posted By Existence_Inc
Holiday Weekend

Not today, but this past weekend I did the 3rd stage of the Co BDR. :deal

Some Fast Dirt:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,853
Posted By Existence_Inc
I think they do, yes. I wasn't sitting still when...

I think they do, yes. I wasn't sitting still when the bike went down. And keep in mind that all bars are situationally effective. Pointy rocks will defeat any bars if you land just right (wrong)....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,793
Posted By Existence_Inc
AltRider contacted me and let me know that they...

AltRider contacted me and let me know that they are now providing a "Glare Guard" that will be shipped with their headlight protectors. They shipped one to me free of charge, so I thought I would...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,719
Posted By Existence_Inc
My commuter (SF848) and my grocery getter (Honda...

My commuter (SF848) and my grocery getter (Honda Fit.)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab155/Existence_Inc/Ducati%20SF848/DSC00832_zpsf9eb6d97.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,723
Posted By Existence_Inc
Same. I wear Sidi Adventure boots and no heat on...

Same. I wear Sidi Adventure boots and no heat on my feet or legs. Or riding my Ducati SF has reduced my sensitivity to engine and exhaust heat. :lol3

~Ex
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,104
Posted By Existence_Inc
OT: I am not sold on the 821 Monster, but I will...

OT: I am not sold on the 821 Monster, but I will say this: The bike pretty much sounds the death knell for the StreetFighter 848. I think I liked the older bikes better, but only because I like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,148
Posted By Existence_Inc
Well, they are lighter, and lower risk (breaking...

Well, they are lighter, and lower risk (breaking spokes, balancing, etc) for 80% of the usage I put them through. And they do alright off-road. Besides, if I bend my cast rims all to hell, then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,523
Posted By Existence_Inc
Okay, it isn't a GSAW, just a GSW. But I find...

Okay, it isn't a GSAW, just a GSW. But I find that it is at home in a variety of environments.

Obligatory:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,148
Posted By Existence_Inc
I also think they look better. Thank GOD I'm not...

I also think they look better. Thank GOD I'm not the only one. :freaky

~Ex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Existence_Inc
AltRider is the brand I chose. It doesn't mount...

AltRider is the brand I chose. It doesn't mount to the engine and covers everything from the front of the motor to the center stand cross bar. VERY heavy Duty.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,526
Posted By Existence_Inc
Wolfman Beta+ Tail bag. Worked great for a 4 day...

Wolfman Beta+ Tail bag. Worked great for a 4 day camping trip. Comes with rear straps for a dry bag, which I used to secure my tent and sleeping mat.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,568
Posted By Existence_Inc
Twice a year I use Zymol cleaner wax to remove...

Twice a year I use Zymol cleaner wax to remove impurities and such, then I follow up with Meguire's Tech Wax 2.0. Keeps the paint safe from the sun and filth is sees when I ride it. My bike has 2,000...
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